DIY Egyptian Magic Cream Recipe for Natural Beauty & Skin Care
This DIY Egyptian Magic Cream recipe makes a magical all purpose skin and hair treatment that moisturizes and nourishes skin, tames frizzy hair and even removes makeup naturally. Now you can make this natural beauty product at home and save money while reaping the benefits of this wonderful cream. Discover how to create your own dupe of the original Egyptian Magic Cream to enjoy all of the natural beauty benefits of this homemade beauty balm.
My skin care and hair care products are out of control. It seems like each product that I own does one job and only one job. This makes for an overflowing bathroom cabinet where space is at a premium.
Egyptian Magic Cream is an all-in-one product for both your hair and your skin. It moisturizes, promotes healing, removes makeup and even tames frizzy hair with just one product. This magic beauty cream has a large and loyal following, and now you can make it at home.
Benefits and Uses of DIY Egyptian Magic Cream
What is Egyptian Magic Cream Used For?
A more appropriate question is what can’t you use Egyptian Magic Cream for? Egyptian Magic Cream can be used for numerous applications for your hair and skin. This is probably the most versatile DIY I’ve ever made
It’s an excellent skin moisturizer. You can use it to hydrate, soothe or prevent dry skin. Alternately, you can also use it on burns, rashes, or scars. It has some anti-aging skin care properties, so you can use it on fine lines to make them less noticeable.
Many people use Egyptian Magic Cream for burns, including sunburn. The vitamins and minerals in the ingredients can promote healing, which means you get relief and less of a chance of scarring.
Apply it to minor cuts and scrapes to promote healing without scarring. It is often recommended by surgeons to reduce surgery scars and speed up the healing process.
Since it promotes healing and deeply moisturizes the skin, it’s an excellent natural remedy for psoriasis and eczema. Use it twice a day on problem areas to promote healing and offer soothing relief.
This magical cream is natural, so it also works as a lip balm. It keeps lips moisturized without drying them out since it doesn’t have alcohol in it. Use it on dry or chapped lips to promote healing.
One of my favorite ways to use this cream is as a natural makeup remover. Apply a thin layer to your eyes or face and use a cotton ball to wipe away your makeup. The cream is oil based, so it melts away makeup and moisturizes your skin.
These Egyptian Magic Cream skin benefits are amazing, but it’s also amazing on your hair. Use it as a hair mask to condition the hair before washing. Or use it after washing as an intense conditioner once a week. It can help seal split ends, tame frizz, and quench dry hair.
Can You Put Egyptian Magic Cream on Your Face?
Yes, it makes a wonderful facial moisturizer. Use it to moisturize or remove makeup and moisturize at the same time.
It can also be used as an eye cream to keep your delicate eye area well moisturized.
Is Egyptian Magic Cream Good for Oily Skin?
It might seem counterintuitive to use an oil based product on oily skin. But if your skin gets too dry, it will produce even more oil, which can lead to breakouts.
The olive oil soaks into the skin quickly, so it won’t leave your skin feeling oily. If your skin feels too oily, use it only at night or as an eye cream with a different moisturizer all over.
How to Make a DIY Egyptian Magic Cream
About the Ingredients in this DIY Egyptian Magic Cream
There are six natural ingredients that make up this DIY Egyptian Magic Cream recipe. It’s comprised of olive oil and beeswax, which form a basic salve, as well as four additional ingredients — all of which are from bees! Here’s what you need to craft your own DIY Egyptian Magic Cream recipe.
Olive oil has been used for cooking and for skin care for centuries. It’s high in antioxidants, which is what gives this DIY Egyptian Magic Cream recipe its anti-aging properties.
Olive oil is high in vitamins A, D, E, and K. These vitamins nourish your skin and can promote healing.
Although not commonly used in DIY beauty recipes, olive oil is an excellent moisturizer for your hand and skin.
You can also infuse your olive oil with herbs if you want to take it up a notch. I recommend infusing with chamomile, calendula, dandelion or plantain. These herbs are gentle and can help promote skin healing when used in recipes like this DIY Egyptian Magic Cream.
To infuse the oils, fill a mason jar half full with dried herbs. Then cover with olive oil, put on a lid and let sit for two weeks so the herbs infuse with the oil. Gently shake the jar daily to help it infuse. After two weeks, strain out the herbs and discard them or compost them. Reserve the oil for this recipe.
If you don’t have enough infused oil, use regular olive oil to make up the difference. If you have too much infused oil, save it for another recipe.
Beeswax is needed to make this a salve or cream like consistency, but it also has some benefits for your skin. It helps create a protective barrier on top of your skin. This holds the other ingredients against your skin so they can penetrate the skin. Beeswax also has vitamin A to promote healing.
Raw honey is full of enzymes, nutrients and antioxidants to nourish your skin. It helps hydrate and plump the skin. It also acts like a natural emollient to grab moisture from the air and pull it to your skin.
Bees use a substance called propolis to build their hives. When used in skin care, it’s used as an anti-inflammatory. It helps soothe irritated skin and promotes healing. It is said to promote skin cell regeneration to help the skin heal faster.
Royal jelly is often used as a supplement, but it has many benefits when used topically on your skin and hair. It is said to promote wound healing and act like a natural anti-inflammatory. It’s naturally antibacterial, so it can prevent a secondary infection while your skin heals.
Bee pollen is high in amino acids, vitamins, and minerals to nourish the skin. It is said to promote skin healing and skin cell regeneration. It’s said to help lessen the signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles, and even skin tone.
DIY Egyptian Magic Cream Recipe (Dupe)
Tools and Supplies:
Once you’ve gathered your materials to make this DIY Egyptian Magic cream, simply follow the instructions below.
Begin by reserving 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil from the amount called for in the recipe. Then, measure out the rest of the olive oil and the beeswax and combine the ingredients together in a double boiler.
Melt the beeswax and olive oil you’re using to make the DIY Egyptian Magic Cream over medium heat until melted.
Once the beeswax is melted, remove the melted ingredients from heat and allow to cool.
Stir the ingredients frequently until it turns into an off white cream. It is extremely important to allow the mixture to cool prior to adding the rest of the ingredients. Otherwise, the heat can potentially destroy the enzymes in the honey. In addition, it can also lead to your product separating.
While the oil and beeswax for the DIY Egyptian Magic Cream are cooling, whisk the honey, pollen, propolis, and the reserved olive oil together in a small bowl. You’ll want to whisk the ingredients really well in order to incorporate the olive oil into the honey. Therefore, I recommend using an electric mixer, if possible.
Now add the honey mixture to the olive oil mixture and mix to combine. Mix the ingredients for several minutes to ensure the ingredients for the DIY Egyptian Magic Cream are both evenly incorporated throughout, and so that they emulsify. You can either use a stick blender or a wire whisk.
Once combined, spoon the resulting DIY Egyptian Magic Cream into jars or tins, as desired.
To use your DIY Egyptian Magic Cream, rub a small amount between your fingers or hands to soften it. Apply to the affected area.
I hope you love this homemade Egyptian Magic Cream recipe. If so, don’t forget to pin it for later. (You can also discover more DIY ideas like this one by following me on Pinterest.) Or, if you don’t want to make it, you can buy the original Egyptian Magic Cream here or try a homemade version, like this one from Humm House, pictured above.
More Magic Beauty Balm Recipes
Want to try similar recipes to this DIY Egyptian Magic Cream? Then make sure you check out these other homemade salve and beauty balm recipes from Soap Deli News.
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- Neem Oil & Bee Pollen Skin Cream Recipe
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